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  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From August 4 to 10

    This week, Wild Hex releases a new tape while supporting the Miami Dolphins from Minneapolis, the Baseball Project performs at Blueberry Hill with Water Liars, and Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones take the stage at Off Broadway. Read about these shows and more in this our critics' picks.

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    May 12, 2014

    A Miami Dolphins Player Is Already Suspended for Offensive Tweet About Michael Sam

    Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones' reaction to the St. Louis Rams drafting Michael Sam can be summed up in one word: Horrible. That's the adjective Jones tweeted out shortly after Sam celebrated joining the Rams by kissing his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano. Sam is the first out gay man on an NFL roster.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Pig Destroyer, Styx, Angel Olsen, James Taylor and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Richie Incognito's Newest Blowup Reminds Us of His St. Louis Glory Days

    Richie Incognito -- the oft-troubled starting guard released from the Rams in 2009 after two headbutting penalties and a sideline shouting match with the head coach -- has been suspended by the Miami Dolphins after accusations that he was bullying teammate Jonathan Martin. In a statement, the Dolph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2012

    Three Keys to Victory: Rams at Bills, 9th December 2012

    The Rams travel to the frozen tundra of Buffalo today to take on the Bills of Chan Gailey and Ryan Fitzpatrick, along with their patented Doomsday Running Game. Hmm. Okay, that isn't working. I was trying to go for an NFL Films kind of feel there, but I'm not sure even Harry Kalas (bless that m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Rams Lose Large in London

    The bad news is this: the Rams lost yesterday, and lost big. They looked flat-out awful. The Patriots put an old style same-old-sorry-ass-Rams beatdown on Jeff Fisher's squad. The final score was 45-7, a score more appropriate for a team's low point in a sports comedy than an actual, real life NFL g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    7 Foods the St. Louis Rams Shouldn't Eat in London

    Early Tuesday morning the St. Louis Rams touched down at Heathrow Airport in London. On Sunday the team faces off against the New England Patriots in the annual NFL game in fabled Wembley Stadium. Sure, there isn't a lot of European interest in American football -- perhaps the Rams should consider ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    [VIDEO] British Reporter to Rams Cheerleaders: "So What's Your Shelf-Life?"

    Oy! Those blokes in Britain are a right cheeky lot, yeah? The English website Sportsvibe just published a video interview with three Rams cheerleaders on the eve of our football squad's match-up against the New England Patriots in London on Sunday. And we have to say, these St. Louis women were real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Top Five: The Five Greatest Moments in St. Louis Rams History

    The 2012 season will kick off this weekend for the St. Louis Rams, as they take on the Detroit Lions in the burned-out ruins of an abandoned auto plant, kind of a Thunderdome situation. It's going to be awesome. Okay, so the game will actually take place at Ford Stadium in Detroit, which is onl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    A Not-So-Fond Farewell to Jason Smith

    The Jason Smith era in St. Louis has come to an end, as the Rams dealt the former first round pick to the New York Jets yesterday afternoon. It's a disappointing end, to be sure, for the second overall selection just three years ago, and for the team that drafted him. Poor performance has been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: July 27 to 29

    Today's word of the day is "brevity." Lesson learned and applied: 1. Naked Raygun at the Firebird 2. Darin Gray / Bill Horist at the Schlafly Tap Room 3. Fang Island at Off Broadway 4. Future & Pusha T at the Ambassador 5. Click through for the rest of our picks! "Soul of wit," and all that... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    There is an Epic Outdoor Generator Show Impending, The Likes of Which We Allegedly Aren't Supposed to Tell You

    Punks and DIY types get touchy about widespread press for their DIY spots, especially from the RFT. I've heard talk of the "RFT Curse" for years; the idea is that as soon as we write about an underground, off-the-radar, kickass DIY spot, one might as well start a timer and start placing bets about w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Wait. St. Louis Is Getting Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill?

    Talk about burying the lede: Today's Post-Dispatch article on developer Centrum's plans for mall-turned-public-art-space-turned-abandoned-mall Crestwood Court (Watson Road & Sappington Road, Crestwood) drops this bomb in the fifth paragraph: On the east side, what was a Dillard's garage would be st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Alex Smith's Anger: Snubbed by His Own Team

    ​I haven't written a whole lot about football lately. It's partially because I was so fatigued by the season the Rams just went through that football just didn't seem much fun anymore. (Pro variety, anyway.) Another part of it is my personal disdain for Jeff 'Mouth of the South' Fisher, who the Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The Super Bowl Commercial Post, 2012 Edition

    ​Oy. Every year I keep hoping for a great return to form, and every single year I am disappointed. The Super Bowl was played yesterday -- you may have heard something about it -- and it turned out to not only be a rematch of the 2008 game between the Patriots of New England and the New York G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    St. Louis is Still in Super Bowl XLVI, Even Though the Rams Suck

    The Rams may not be taking the field on Sunday at Super Bowl XLVI, but someone from St. Louis will be: Nick Smarrelli, chief operating officer at St. Louis IT firm GadellNet Consulting Services. He'll be helping to escort Madonna on the field for her halftime show, as reported yesterday in an articl ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012
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    January 17, 2012

    New England Witches: Officially Stronger Than Tim Tebow's Jesus

    Seriously. Tim Tebow has no shot against that. ​I know we tend to forget around these parts, considering how rarely we've had reason to pay attention the past few years, but the NFL playoffs are going on at the moment. You may have noticed ESPN and the rest of the 24-hour sports media frothing eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Spagnuolo and Devaney: What Went Wrong

    These guys had it right all along. ​Steve Spagnuolo, head coach of the St. Louis Rams, gone. Billy Devaney, general manager of the St. Louis Rams, gone. The two architects of this most recent era of Rams football were both fired Monday. It should come as no surprise to anyone, really, co ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2011

    Miami Dolphins

    8 p.m. Wednesday, December 14. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Sharon Van Etten, Radiohead Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    Sharon Van Etten.​You probably haven't heard about this, because it's a pretty big secret and no one is really talking about it, but Thom Yorke and His Merry Men are coming to the Scottrade Center in 2012. Today, the Luminary Center for the Arts announced their first show of The Year We're All ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Comedian Bill Burr on Carnegie Hall, Breaking Bad, and Losers Who Think New York is the Shit

    Photo by Brian FriedmanStandup Bill Burr, coming to the Pageant this weekend​Nobody personifies wise-ass East Coast standup quite like the Boston-born Bill Burr (he once told an entire crowd of heckling Philadephians, "I hope your mother has herpes in the center of her asshole"). Yet he's schedule ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Ryan Fitzpatrick: Did Rams Let Greatness Go?

    Hey, I totally understand if this is the only thing you know about the town of Buffalo. But there just might be a quarterback with a Rams connection worth paying attention to up there. ​I can't imagine too many Rams fans pay a whole lot of attention to the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo is far away, the B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Single Best Voltron Reference Ever: Laurence Maroney Lectures New Englanders

    Once upon a time, before St. Louis native Laurence Maroney was arrested for (and acquitted of) marijuana possession, he played running back for the New England Patriots. In November, 2009, he compared himself and his four of his star teammates to St. Louis-based Voltron (see our feature here). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Loosecannon Celebrity Game Will Feature Miles, not Maroney

    Maroney will skip this year's 'cannon-fest.​Local boy Darius Miles, the one-time wonder from East St. Louis, will return to the hardwood later this month to join fellow provocateurs from the sports world for the "Loosecannon Celebrity Basketball Game" at the Chaifetz Arena. Other athletic wild ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Five Alive! Five New Concepts for Pujols 5 If Albert Leaves

    Image viaAlbert Pujols might be running out on us, but Pujols 5 could still survive!​Of course, the big news in St. Louis this week was that the Cardinals and Albert Pujols couldn't come to terms on a new contract before El Hombre's spring training deadline. As you might have heard, the slugger's ... More >>

  • Music

    February 3, 2011
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    January 24, 2011

    Playing Not to Lose (Pay Attention, Spags!)

    ​I have to say, yesterday lived up to my full expectations as a football fan. I went in hoping to see two tough, hotly contested games, and neither game disappointed. Neither the NFC nor AFC Championship game was decided by more than a single score, and neither one gave fans any chance of turning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    The Rams Got Their Man. Now What?

    commons.wikimedia.orgNow tell me that's not a face that you just want to fall in love with. Go ahead. Can't do it, can you? ​It turned out to be much more interesting and convoluted than most of us had expected, with a negotiations breakdown and last-minute rumors of Seattle involvement, but in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    What the Rams Can Learn From the Jets Defeat of Patriots

    commons.wikimedia.orgBill Belichick is still the smartest coach in the NFL. He doesn't make many plays on the field, though. ​It wasn't supposed to end like this for the New England Patriots. It wasn't supposed to be this way at all. They were the unbeatable playoff monster, the team that put up 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Thoughts on Pat Shurmur's Imminent Departure

    Pat Shurmur is expected to be named the Cleveland Browns' next head coach in the very near future.​The announcement is expected to come sometime today that Pat Shurmur, current Rams' offensive coordinator and former Most Hated Man in St. Louis will be the new coach of the Cleveland Browns. (He got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Rams Could Greatly Improve Secondary with Acquistion of Nnamdi Asomugha

    commons.wikimedia.orgI'll be honest: I really only put this picture here to help me remember how to spell Asomugha while writing this article. ​It isn't very often that one of the top two players at a given position becomes available in the NFL, but that's just what has happened with cornerback Nn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Kyle Turley Back in St. Louis -- This Time as a Musician, Not a Football Player

    courtesy of Gridiron EntertainmentKyle Turley​Remember ex-Rams offensive lineman Kyle Turley? The long-haired, tattooed guy with all those anger-management issues? The man who once got so pissed off, he tore the helmet off a guy's head and flung it across the field? Oh yeah, that Kyle Turley ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 22, 2010
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    August 31, 2010

    Five Reasons The Rams Will STAY in St. Louis

    Ignore Chad's Chicken Little impression. The sky is not falling on fans of the St. Louis Rams.While the franchise has already moved three times (from Cleveland to LA in 1945, from LA to Anaheim in 1979 and to St. Louis in 1995) it is definitely going to stay put this time around. Here's why:

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Bradford Dazzles in Surprisingly Exciting Pre-Season Game

    stlouisrams.com​For a moment last night I thought I was watching the 2008 Big 12 Championship game -- the one in which the soon-to-be Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford led his Oklahoma Sooners to 63-21 trouncing over Mizzou. Okay, so perhaps Bradford wasn't quite as dominating last night in his f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Don Shula Opening Shula's 347 Grill in Roberts Tower

    Image viaDon Shula, bringing his steaks to your town.​Hall of Fame NFL coach Don Shula will open a branch of his Shula's 347 Grill at 411 North 8th Street in the new Roberts Tower downtown. The restaurant, named for the former Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins coach's total number of career victo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Cards Fans Rank as Nation's Tenth Best? WTF?

    image viaThis kind of devotion is only worth a number 10 ranking?​It had to happen. They've already ranked everything else (and by "they" we mean The Media), so why not sports fans? Is it really possible to give an objective rating to a city's sports fans? Can you say that the citizens of one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.11

    After 134 years, New Orleans' P&J Oyster Company has ceased operations because of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig catastrophe. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the company will not close entirely. They'll shuck as oysters are available, even if they have to ship them from the west coast. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Rams Chances to Win the Super Bowl? Ehh, Not Good.

    A chip cast in favor of the Rams could pay off at 100 to 1. ​The Rams began mini-camp last week with the No. 1 pick of the NFL draft in Sam Bradford. And sports bookies the world over are now expecting the Rams to return a.s.a.p. to their former glory, right? Err, wrong. Yesterday the SportingNews ... More >>

  • News

    July 15, 2009
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    March 2, 2009

    The Patriots' Smell Floats to Kansas City

    The most important bit of news over the weekend was the big deal that took place in the NFL, when the Kansas City Chiefs acquired quarterback Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel from the New England Patriots for a second-round pick.Now, that's pretty newsworthy just by itself, of course; Cassel w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    About that Eco-Friendly* Super Bowl T-Shirt: Can You Smoke It?

    You know the green movement has become nothing more than a shallow marketing tool when the National Football League adopts it for the benefit of selling T-shirts. Yes, the NFL. The league that brought excess and bling to new levels. The league whose wanton devotion to consumerism has made its televi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    The Candlestick Catastrophe and Other Nicknames for the Rams '08 Season

    Well, yet another Sunday has passed for the St. Louis Rams, and yet another horrific loss. See, the Rams played the 49ers yesterday. San Francisco, in no uncertain terms, is a crappy football team. Don't get me wrong; the Rams are also a crappy football team, but this was supposed to be their chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Rams Update: Bulger's Bleeps and Haslett's Headache

    All along, I've tried to avoid getting in on the Jim Haslett bandwagon. I really have. Games like the one that took place yesterday ("Cardinals Rout Rams," "Cardinals Crush Rams," "Kurt Warner Leads High-Flying Cardinal Offense") are the reason why. See, I actually really like Jim Haslett; I think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    The 2008 Rams We've Come to Know and Love (And Hate)

    For a few fleeting minutes yesterday afternoon, it seemed as though the old Rams were dead and gone, replaced by a squad that just beat two of the most talented teams in the league and nearly upset the defending AFC champion Patriots at home. Hell, there was even a glimmer of hope for a division tit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Edward Jones Dome is Worst in NFL

    Sports Illustrated published its annual NFL fan survey this week and the people have spoken: The Edward Jones Dome is the worst place in America to see a professional football game.

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    July 30, 2008

    10 St. Louis Sports Tough Guys, Thugs and Criminals

    Not all athletes are fit to be in commercials for thick-and-chunky soup, or posing for cameras while high-fiving kids with disabilities in televised public-service announcements. Just not going to happen, because athletes are people too. St. Louis is a sports city unlike any other of comparable pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2008

    Who Do You Like in Super Bowl XXXVI?

    That's right, Unreal said "XXXVI." New England Patriots coach Bill "The Voyeur" Belichick As the New York Giants and New England Patriots get set to face off tomorrow in Super Bowl XLII, the Boston Herald reports that on the eve of the Super Bowl in 2002 the Patriots secretly videotaped a St. Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2008

    Who Do You Like in Super Bowl XXXVI?

    That's right, Unreal said "XXXVI." New England Patriots coach Bill "The Voyeur" Belichick As the New York Giants and New England Patriots get set to face off tomorrow in Super Bowl XLII, the Boston Herald reports that on the eve of the Super Bowl in 2002 the Patriots secretly videotaped a St. Lo ... More >>

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